Many medical procedures that once required a hospital stay now can be performed in such a short time that you can be at home resting by late afternoon. We understand that day surgery, tests and rehabilitation can be stressful. We work to reduce that stress through communication and education with you and your loved ones.
The many outpatient services offered at East Houston Regional Medical Center include:
- Cardiac - Learn more about our cardiovascular services
- Joint replacement
East Houston Regional Medical Center has comprehensive services providing the latest technology to assist in your diagnosis and treatment plan.
- An expertly trained staff accredited by the American College of Radiology
- A complete range of medical diagnostic services:
- Computed Radiography (CR) combining high-resolution monitors with flexible image archiving
- Comprehensive Imaging and Diagnostic Services including 16-Slice Cat Scan and 4D ultrasound
- State-of-the-art Picture Archive and Communicating System (PACS) which enables faster turn-around times by creating computerized images patients can give to their doctors
- Convenient hours: Open Monday- Friday until 5PM
- Extensive range of outpatient services
- Mammography and bone density (ACR accredited)
- Nuclear medicine with cardiac stress testing available
An X-ray is produced when a small amount of radiation passes through the body and is captured on film, video or computer. Board-certified radiologists provide supervision and guidance for the diagnostic and fluoroscopic procedures performed by nationally registered technologists.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scans are used when physicians suspect patients have medical problems not easily detected from a physical exam. This technology allows physicians to capture an image from many different angles as the X-ray source rotates around the patients.
Our 16-slice CT imaging system creates 16 high-resolution images as thin as a credit card in a single rotation. After combining the images to form a three-dimensional view of a patient's body, Radiologists can evaluate the results and diagnose illnesses in a variety of areas like the spine, head, abdomen and chest. Our 16-slice CT can capture images head-to-toe in less than a minute allowing for quicker, more accurate scanning and faster patient CT exams.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The highest quality MRI diagnostic information available is provided by our 1.5 Tesla short bore magnet. This procedure uses a magnet linked to a computer to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. Our advanced registered technologists specialize in MR imaging and are committed to making you very satisfied with your experience.
From the neonate through the oldest patients, our sonographers provide diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist your physician in keeping you healthy or returning you to health. Ultrasound is a test that bounces sound waves off tissue and organs and translates the sound waves into sonograms (pictures) rather than using radiation (X-ray technology).
Nuclear medicine allows us to record radiation in organs, bones and tissues from the inside out. Radiopharmaceuticals are injected, swallowed or inhaled by a patient and the internal emissions are recorded on a computer screen or film. One of the most popular services provided in this department is nuclear cardiology with our cardiac stress testing.
One in eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Comprehensive routine and diagnostic services are available to women of all ages in a setting that is warm and supportive. Our services include mammography, breast ultrasound and bone density testing.
Bone densitometry, the test for evaluation of osteoporosis, has become the gold standard for measuring the density of bones.
To treat stroke, joint pain, sports injuries, and head, neck and body injuries, including:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
When you need the very best, East Houston Regional Medical Center is prepared with qualified staff and state-of-the-art equipment for your day surgery, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation needs.
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